Crockpot Beef and Noodles is the ultimate comfort food. It requires limited prep time and slow cooks to tender perfection. This slow cooker beef and noodles recipe is the perfect meal for busy days.
- What’s in Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles?
- Variations on Beef and Noodles in the Crockpot
- How to Store and Reheat
- How to Freeze
- Serving Suggestions
- Crockpot Beef and Noodles Recipe
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- Recommended Equipment
- Becky’s tips
- Nutrition Information
- More Crockpot Beef Recipes We Love
What’s in Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles?
Beef and noodles is an easy weeknight recipe that everyone will love. It is tender beef on top of egg noodles with a simple sauce. Prep is minimal and it makes great leftovers.
- Stew Beef: Stew meat is made from tougher cuts of beef, like chuck and round. It benefits from low and slow cooking to make it super tender.
- Salt + Pepper: Enhance the natural flavor of the beef.
- Onion + Garlic: Add an earthy flavor to the dish.
- Thyme: Adds a fresh and herbal flavor to the dish.
- Better Than Bouillon Roasted Beef Base: Enhances the umami flavor of the cooking liquid.
- Worcestershire Sauce: Adds a slightly acidic hit of umami.
- Cream of Mushroom Soup: Makes these noodles creamy!
- Beef Broth: Helps keep the beef moist as it cooks.
- Egg Noodles: Wide egg noodles are the perfect vehicle for all that creamy, flavorful sauce!
Pro Tip: Feel free to adjust the spices to your tastes. Add a bit of cayenne or red pepper flakes to give it a kick.
Variations on Beef and Noodles in the Crockpot
You can enhance this dish by adding some diced raw vegetables, like carrots, celery, and mushrooms. Use gluten-free egg noodles to make the dish gluten-free. And for a creamier sauce, stir in ½ cup of cream prior to serving.
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Yes, this recipe is similar to stroganoff but does not have the same creamy sauce. The type of meat and prep is similar while the sauces are different.
Use your favorite kind of noodles in this recipe. I love serving this crockpot beef on egg noodles, but any type or shape will be delicious.
Yes! Instead of cream of mushroom soup, try cream of chicken or cream of celery soup.
For the most tender beef, cook this recipe low and slow in the crockpot. You can certainly use the high setting, I just love how tender the beef gets after cooking on low for 7-8 hours.
Adding lots of liquid is the key to keeping the meat moist. It will evaporate as the dish cooks, creating steam that bastes the meat with moisture.
No! Eventually, the beef will become overcooked and tough. Properly cooked stew meat should register 145°F.
I prefer to cook the noodles separately, but you can also add the noodles about 20 minutes before the cooking time has finished. The exact time will be given on the package of noodles.
Yes! Make sure to follow the package instructions carefully and only cook the noodles for as long as required.
How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover crockpot beef and noodles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in a saucepan set over medium-low heat or in the microwave in 30-second increments until warmed through.
How to Freeze
Let the beef and noodles cool to room temperature, transfer to an airtight container, and freeze for up to 2 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.